At 'Ridgeview', you go to sleep to the flicker of a wood stove, wake up to sunshine streaming through tall windows and skylights onto honey-colored pine flooring, and watch from either of two decks as the sunlight fills the river valley and plays across the ridge opposite. Beautiful newer construction, two and a half-story salt box on ten acres, three of which are open and level. Open floor plan and vaulted ceiling, tastefully furnished with fully equipped kitchen, two full baths, two wood stoves, new washer and dryer, and extra fridge.. Loft with DVD/VCR and additional sleeping accommodations. Ground floor has queen bed, private bath with shower. Main floor has sleeper sofa with queen size mattress., and bath with tub/shower. Loft, a double bed. Linens, utilities including cable internet provided. Firewood and snowplowing included. Quiet and serene, but easily accessible from Interstate 91. Minutes from Brattleboro restaurants and shopping. Just 2 hours from Boston, 3 1/2 from NYC.
Interior changes: Since March of 2009, the sleeping loft has been accessed by a stairway. Those of you who remember the ship's ladder will be happy to know that it is much easier to get up to the third level now. In the master suite on the ground floor, there are new blinds for the window seat as well as for the French door to the deck. In the foyer, there is now a full-size refrigerator/freezer for additional food storage. Total square footage is now 1100.
New in 2012! We have redone the bathroom in the master suite. There are now new tile floors and a new shower, also tiled! Also, the foyer is redone so that we have tile across the whole surface.
Exterior Changes: Some additional clearing and trail building which began in the fall of 2010 will continue through 2013. It will be easier than ever to enjoy 'the grounds' of Ridgeview!!
I'm a New Englander by birth. Now California is home, but family, friends and this great property still tie me to my roots.
I grew up in the general area, and when friends relocated nearby, I started looking for a few vacant acres. In the early 80's, I bought this acreage as a woodlot, and let it sit for about a decade, thinning trees and dreaming. In the mid 90's, construction began. The house was finished in 1997, and has been a refuge for me, my family and my guests ever since.
The peace of this spot is wonderful. I love making coffee in the morning and taking it out onto the deck to watch the light come up, and hear the birds welcome the day. Whenever I am asked to imagine 'my spot' for feeling secure and tranquil, I call up this place—the Adirondack chair on the deck in Newfane.